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If your child is like most, doing homework can be a chore. Not only do they fall off the wagon after being in school all day long, doing homework is also the last thought on their minds. Most children and teens especially develop bad homework and study habits, from listening to music to texting while […]
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Before you know it, the school bells are ringing and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. Do you have your back-to-school routine planned out? Personalize your family’s routine with help from the following ideas. Once you have a routine in place, your family will start the new school year on […]
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It is hard enough to keep up with learning during the school year, much less make it any fun for your child or teen. Of course, the younger the child, the easier it is to make learning enjoyable. Once they get to a certain age, most children don’t view learning as fun, but as […]
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As research and experience shows more and more that we need more exercise, emphasis is being placed on incorporating physical activity into our leisure time. Summer is a great time to get your whole family off the couch and into the water. Here are some types of water sports that families can enjoy together. […]
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As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the mercury is climbing and your neighborhood looks like a ghost town, you can’t exactly blame your kids for wanting to stay indoors. Heck, you’ve even found yourself devoting more time […]
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Have you ever heard your teen remark that they are bored? It can be like a broken record by summer’s end. Here are some ideas to keep your temperamental teens busy all summer long. Are teenagers prone to boredom? The attention span of an adolescent is notoriously short. They need constant stimulation to stay […]
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Most children love to do crafts and it’s a fun way to teach them new things. There are endless possibilities when it comes to crafting with kids. Gather up some supplies and try some of these ideas! 1. Start collecting objects that can be reused. Small baby food containers, empty toilet rolls, twist ties […]
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Pokemon Go is one of the most interesting games available. This app might be free, but it’s worth its weight in gold when it comes to connecting families. If you’ve been feeling distant from your kids, you can use this game to grow closer to your family. With a positive attitude and a bit of […]
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Nutrition is one of the single most important factors when it comes to a child’s development. Proper nutrition is essential for children to succeed in school. By feeding your children a proper diet, you are helping them to be able to function properly in school in addition to fostering their growing mind and bodies. A […]
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Maybe last year, you got a little tired of books and papers all over the place. And perhaps the kids weren’t getting their homework done before bedtime. Was studying getting done? Did everyone make their appointments and scheduled extracurricular activities? Were your kids prepared for the first day of school last year? Chances are, you […]
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Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on […]
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Everybody loves summertime activities with the kids splashing in the pool, outdoor adventures and maybe some time at the beach or the lake. Beware, though: Even a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of getting skin cancer later on, according to the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your child’s delicate […]
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What are some outdoor activities your children can plan with Dad? Consider the following ideas. 1. Camping – This is one great activity for children to enjoy with their fathers or other significant men in their lives. Does it mean you have to pack up a car, drive a long distance and find a secluded […]
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As a parent, you want your children to be active and have fun during the months that they’re off of school. These fun summer outdoor games for children will encourage your child to get outside and have fun rather than sitting in front of the television or computer all summer. Think back to […]
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Summer is a long waited-for event, but can also be a long dragged-out process at times. The lazy, hazy days of summer can sometimes turn into the “how many days before school starts” blues. There are only so many pool parties, play dates, and beach days you can stand before the kids become bored […]
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The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your […]
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Looking to have some summer fun with the kids but it’s too hot to go outside or it’s a rainy day? There are so many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are endless! If your children love to read, […]
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Does the sound of summer give you a small feeling of panic and dread? Do thoughts such as, “What will I do with my children” and “How will I stay connected to other moms” fill your mind? Summertime can be a time of isolation, with too much freedom, lack of structure, and the dreaded boredom […]
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While kids and parents are looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer, most parents want their kids to continue to learn during the break. A good way to do this is to encourage your child to read. How to keep summer reading going is another story, no pun intended. However, […]
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